UVIS Observations and Atmosphere Structure Model Data for "A pole-to-pole map of hydrocarbons in Saturn's upper stratosphere and mesosphere"

Published: 18 April 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/67f3y7vb85.1


The dataset includes two zipped filed. The FUV_Results.zip archive contains number density profiles for CH4, C2H2, C2H4, C2H6 and C6H6 retrieved from individual stellar occultations in simple text files, with further explanations about the contents of the file at the bottom. The Atmosphere_Structure_Models.zip folder contains outputs from atmospheric structure models created for each stellar occultation latitude including pressure, altitude, atmospheric density, temperature, mean molecular weight, gravity and the mixing ratios of H2, He, CH4, and H.


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The results were retrieved from Cassini UV Imaging Spectrograph (UVIS) observations of Saturn's upper atmosphere. Full description of the analysis can be found in the accompanying publication.


University of Arizona, Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique


Planetary Atmosphere, Upper Atmosphere, Middle Atmosphere, Outer Planet, Atmospheric Observation, Atmospheric Composition